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Posted by Lisa on August 11, 19100 at 12:47:17:

In Reply to: MESA/IUI? posted by MaleFactor on August 11, 19100 at 10:41:58:

: Does anyone know if it's possible to do IUI with sperm retrieved via MESA? Everything I read seems to imply that IVF is the only option.

: Thanks!

As far as I know, IVF/ICSI is the only option. I can explain it in lay terms as best as I know. The sperm retrieved from MESA are immature and don't swim. The reason ICSI is needed is that they have to be physically placed into the egg, as they cannot swim there themselves. IUI would not be an option, as the sperm have no way to get to the egg.
Good luck

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